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‘Embrace Life’ at Sisterhood Outreach Summit & Showcase

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The Memphis Cook Convention Center will come alive with vendors, exciting entertainment and more during the 18th Annual Sisterhood Outreach Summit & Showcase on June 1-2.

Sisterhood Showcase Founder and Grace Magazine Publisher, Tina Birchett, said Showcase attendees should expect a quality event that has something for the entire family.

"This year's theme Embrace Life is a powerful message which inspires us to take time out to enjoy our remarkable life," said Birchett.

"Each year, the Sisterhood Showcase is designed to do more than entertain – we inspire, educate and promote growth. Once again, I invite Memphis and the surrounding areas to join us."

The event will run Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from the 9 a.m. worship service to 6 p.m.

After the doors open Saturday, an Early Bird Special will run until 11 a.m. The line-up features Grammy-nominated, R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter Eric Benet, Grammy and Stellar Award winning gospel group The Williams Brothers, and R&B favorites Calvin Richardson and Trio Plus.

Two new additions will be the Natural Hair Showcase, featuring five hair care companies presenting their concepts of natural hair care and signature styles. Also new this year is the WMC-TV "5 Listens," with members of the Action News 5 and WMC-TV management teams on hand to listen to input on community issues.

Sunday morning worship service will be hosted by First Baptist Church-Broad and Pastor Keith Norman, music by Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele, and Gospel artists 21:03 and J Moss. Comedian Jonathan Slocumb will bring the laughs.

The Showcase will feature 300-plus vendor booths, with a variety of lifestyle enhancing products that focus on fashion, beauty, health, home and more. Attendees can also expect to annual favorites such as the Grace Magazine Fashion Show and the popular Men Who Define Fine Fashions, the Health Pavilion, Women's Forum and the Celebrity Chefs Cooking Stage.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show. Advance tickets are available at any Walgreens in the Memphis and Tri-State area, and online. Day of show tickets will be available at Walgreens and the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Admission is free on Sunday until 11 a.m. Children 6 and under are admitted free.

(For a complete schedule of events and more information, visit www.SisterhoodShowcase.com.)